Secular Charter in force

Spotted this charter yet? La chartre de la laïcité is, from this month, compulsory in all schools where it must be displayed prominently.
Education minister Vincent Peillon says that the poster, which  explains that the state and religion are separate entities, will instil "the values of the Republic” into the country’s students.
There are 15 statements on the poster, including, for example, the one that says that secularism ensures freedom of thought, and that people can believe or not believe, with individuals entitled to the free expression of their beliefs.

Education and religion were formally separated in France in 1905. Read more about the separation of church and state in France here.

Get a better look at the school charter here (scroll down)




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